Throwing a bottle with a message in it out to sea is traditionally a form of SOS. But it can also be an exciting way to make contact with people who live far away. only the forces of nature and chance can help your message reach someone. be patient. it could be years before it's found!
Bottling It Up!
- start your message with something like, "Congratulations on finding this message in a bottle. Please send an e-mail stating who you are and where you found the bottle." Then introduce yourself, including your name, the country you live in, and your e-mail address. Don't forget to date it! Write your message in as many different languages as you can
- Put a present in the bottle for the person who finds it, it could be something useful-like matches or whistle, in case your bottle reaches someone on the desert island-or something that you feel that represents you or where you come from. Include a request that the person who finds it reseals the bottle and throws it back to the sea for someone to find.
- Alternatively, start your message with something like, "Help! i'm stranded on a desert island!", and write a short story about how you got there, how long you've been there, and how you're managing to survive. The trouble of this is that you'll never know if your bottle was ever found.
- Seal your bottle well. You don't want the message to be ruined.
- If you can't get to the ocean, you can always drop your bottle in a river.